SOURCE: ItalianCarFest

ItalianCarFest

June 29, 2011 15:07 ET

Lamborghinis, Ferraris and the New Fiat 500 to Highlight ItalianCarFest in Texas

GRAPEVINE, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 29, 2011) - The air will fill with the sounds of exceptional Italian automobiles and motorcycles when they converge in Grapevine, Texas, during ItalianCarFest on Sept. 10, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Italian Car Club of the Southwest, the show will be held at the historic Nash Farm with a breathtaking display of Italian cars and two-wheelers, including an Americana-themed exhibit of three -- one red, one white and one blue -- Lamborghini Diablos and special Fiat displays to celebrate Fiat's return to the U.S. market.

"ItalianCarFest is a fantastic opportunity for Italian car aficionados to indulge their passion for these fantastic creations," said Bob Dezzany, ItalianCarFest chairman. "From Ferraris and Fiats to Ducatis and Vespas, we'll bring a taste of Italy's finest to Grapevine for all to enjoy."

ItalianCarFest will be held at the 150-year-old farmstead located in the heart of downtown Grapevine. In addition to the stunning collection of Italian cars and motorcycles, vendors will offer everything from Italian sandwiches by Syracuse's Sausage Co to morning pastries, coffee, gelato and drinks from Grapevine's Main Street Bakery. A celebratory cake decorated with the Fiat logo will be presented at 2 p.m. that day for all to enjoy.

A Fiat display will include the new Fiat 500s and the Prima Edizione Fiat 500s, specially marked models representing the first new 500 cars built. In addition, an exhibit entitled "A Different Direction" will show examples of two approaches to restoring and modernizing two early Fiats. A 1972 850 Spider features a 124 Spider engine mated to a Porsche transaxle "stuffed" in the rear and a mildly customized 1972 124 Spider includes new A/C, concealed wiring in the front fender channels and a new, hot 2 liter engine. Both cars are being presented as "works in progress."

Entry forms are now available at www.ItalianCarFest.org. General admission and parking are free.

About ItalianCarFest
ItalianCarFest is one of the largest, most elegant all-Italian automotive gatherings in the Southwest, produced by the Italian Car Club of the Southwest, a non-profit organization formed to share and promote Italian automobiles while giving back to North Texas communities. Attracting rare contemporary and vintage Italian collector cars, ICF annually draws thousands of spectators and celebrates a rich automotive culture and passion for Italian autos. Information is available at www.ItalianCarFest.org.

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